No more rose colored glasses. I can’t. It’s not that it’s what’s best and I refuse. I literally can’t. Fish can’t breath air. Humans can’t breath water.Continue Reading →
“Man looks for a superman in the fantastic reality of heaven [but finds] nothing there but the reflection of himself.” — Karl Marx — Superheroes. They’ve been around for millennia. For thousands of years, people have elevated the stories of men (mostly) to the status of superheroes. From one of our oldest recorded champions, the […]Continue Reading →
In 2002, I co-founded Frey Norris Gallery, an international art gallery in San Francisco that I helped run for ten years. In one sense, my partner and I accomplished something great: we created an appetite for serious art collecting in a city with lots of money but a weak taste for it. And we built a solid international […]Continue Reading →
Seven hours today up and down mountains, making our starting point in Luang Prabang, ringed with peaks, look flat. We rode in a giant bus up onto their shoulders, thousands of feet above sharp valleys carved by streams. The jungle on either side was dense. With machete, I could imagine making only two or three […]Continue Reading →
It’s 6:00am. I’ve been up since 5:00. Unseasonably cold and damp, with out of monsoon rains just past, Luang Prabang has fully woken, on…what is this?…Monday? The night began with coughing fits, lying under thin sheets and wearing many layers of clothes and a black fleece hat. Mostly I regretted the boldness that told me […]Continue Reading →
I grew up on what’s best described as a hippy commune called the Temple of Yoga in Coconut Grove, Florida (where I happen to be right now). This broke up when I was about 6 or 7, when my parents split. The guru, a kind-hearted Indian man named Babaji has lived with a vow of […]Continue Reading →
In most cases, socks live in pairs, beautifully matched if unevenly worn. In our home, they live alone. My toddler’s socks may be strangely stained, found strewn behind the piano or next to the toilet or under the fridge. Pomegranate juice is completely indelible, incidentally. Why did I give her pomegranate juice? Lapse of judgment. […]Continue Reading →
Raman is an entrepreneur, writer and world-traveler, a guy obsessed with creativity. He is co-founder of Good People, a lifestyle brand and supper club that seeks to foster community, trust and friendship through food, drink and conversation. He recently served as business development lead at Gershoni Creative and was co-founder of Frey Norris Gallery, a "micro-multinational" contemporary art business. Having spent 15 years operating in the art world, he continues to consult privately to art galleries, non-profits, private and corporate collectors and artists.
He has authored the introductions to two artist monographs, written extensively on art and is currently co-authoring a business book, Bigger Pie with ReTargeter CEO Arjun dev Arora.